A. This is a question the Tour Leader can answer. Many of our groups do allow parents to travel, but they may reserve the spaces for students first. Check with your Tour Leader for more details. Please note the price for adults is based on the number of people that occupy the room. Please call our office for a quote. 800-752-1296.
A. Usually it is one chaperone per 10 students. ETSI staff, Tour Guides, and Motorcoach Drivers are also with the group a large portion of their trip.
A. See our packing tips for more information on spending money and packing. We do suggest taking travelers checks and keeping a copy at home and in the suitcase.
A. Yes. You can call 800-752-1296 twenty-four hours a day and our staff can help you connect with your child. Also, you will be given an itinerary with travel details on it shortly before departure, so you will know where they are located.
A. Definitely. Many times there are flight delays, so knowing ahead will be very helpful. You can click on Airline Information for all the website and phone listings.
A. A uniformed security guard is placed in the hallway of each hotel from 11:00pm to 6:00am for each group.
A. Of course emergency services would be contacted immediately if needed. If it were something where the traveler needs to be seen by a Doctor, our staff and a chaperone would make sure they are seen and quickly re-join the group. We would call home to notify you if this occurs.
A. We make every attempt to assist in providing customized planning for your trip. Because space is limited on each trip, we request that you contact us as early as possible to make changes to your child’s flight plan. Individual itineraries will be assessed a $100 administrative fee plus the difference in airfare. An adult must accompany students when they leave the trip.
A. Absolutely! We recommend it. ETSI has a partnership with Travel Insured, one of the nation’s leading travel insurance companies. There is no better way to protect your traveler in case of unexpected events.
A. Usually yes, but room assignments are determined by your Tour Director or teacher. Three months before traveling you will fill out a "roommate selection form" where you can specify your top three choices.
A. Seats are assigned by the Airlines. When you are given your boarding pass, you must sit in your assigned seat for take off for safety reasons, and then usually you will have time to change seats after the pilot says it is safe to move about the airplane.
A. We suggest leaving anything of value at home since things are easily lost or damaged during travel, but ETSI does not have a policy prohibiting these items. However, your Tour Director makes the final decision regarding items allowed on the trip.
A. In many cases yes. We do offer a program called "Travel for Credit" and it is available in most school districts. Please visit our Travel for Credit section for details.
A. ETSI does not have requirements for a student to travel. Be advised that your school MAY have requirements such as behavior or grades that could affect your trip. Check with your Tour Leader (teacher)
A. See our Travel Tips sections for more information on spending money and packing.
A. Your Tour Leader (teacher) will have a current list.